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Daphne 2018 severs the boys-club setlist

Daphne 2018 seeks to educate as well as entertain and runs March. 1–31 at SmartBar Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St.

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 24, 2018

This year’s Daphne series—a month-long collection of shows and talks dedicated to underrepresented artists in the electronic music scene—is a reminder to EDM fans of the need for cultural diversity in...

Tale of two twirlin’ girls

Tale of two twirlin’ girls

By Lauren Carlton

February 12, 2018

LAUREN CARLTON: Two years ago, I had the opportunity to take a pole dancing class as part of a school project and I loved it. I don’t know why it took so long for me to get back into it, but I’m ...

Theater cuts red tape, launches ‘free theater movement’

Theater cuts red tape, launches ‘free theater movement’

By Miranda Manier

January 28, 2018

Theatrical director Max Truax was grateful for The Art Institute of Chicago’s donation-based pay-what-you-can entry fee when he moved to the city in 2007. Now the art director at Red Tape Theatre in Ravens...

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

November 6, 2017

As a curious child, Michael Kinsch was fascinated with hopping over fences to see what was on the other side. He often hung out at Chicago’s Damen Silos, an abandoned site encompassing multiple 15-st...

Alvin Ailey showcases new work in Chicago dance performances

March 21, 2017

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s visit to Chicago includes a premier piece called “r-Evolution, Dream,” choreographed by one of the company’s senior members.“Every climate influences...

‘Get Out’ isn’t anti-white, it’s anti-racism

‘Get Out’ isn’t anti-white, it’s anti-racism

By Blair Paddock

March 6, 2017

"My dad would have totally voted for Obama if he could run for a third term,” Rose said to her African-American boyfriend, Chris, in “Get Out,” released in theaters on Feb. 24 and directed and written ...

“Merce Cunningham: Common Time” an exhibit highlighting Merce Cunningham, opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave. on Feb. 11.

Exhibit brings dance to a ‘Common Time’

February 6, 2017

Dancing, art, costumes and music will fill the Museum of Contemporary Art, during a new exhibit, highlighting the works of Merce Cunningham, a pioneer of modern dance.The “Merce Cunningham: Common Time” e...

Theatre alumna lands coveted job

Theatre alumna lands coveted job

November 14, 2016

A year after graduating from Columbia’s Theatre Department, Danielle Jackman landed an ensemble role at a prestigious regional venue. Jackman, a 2015 theatre alumna, scored a role in a theatrical rendition of the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Marriott Theatre. ...

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Community members lead movement therapy workshop

October 31, 2016

They are practicing yoga, mirroring each other’s gestures and passing imaginary objects to one another--but mostly they are trying to heal.Students and members of therapy organizations joined a movement t...

Fog lights were the only lighting choreographer Nora Chipaumire used in her performance. The lights resulted in dramatic shadows in the performance space on Oct 20. 

Dance Center performance challenges archetypes of masculinity

October 24, 2016

Preconceived notions of the African, black male body and how it has been affected by societal norms and colonialism were challenged through dance in the performance of “portrait of myself as my father....

“Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip,” Columbia’s Dance Center’s upcoming show, is the most visually technical work Chicago-based Lucky Plush Productions has ever done, according to ensemble member Meghann Wilkinson. 

Power-packed ensemble to perform at Dance Center

September 26, 2016

A multimedia dance production about over-the-hill superheroes creating a “think tank for do-gooders” will be featured at Columbia’s Dance Center Sept. 29–Oct. 1.Chicago-based dance and theater c...


ASL workshops expand deaf culture throughout the city

September 6, 2016

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department will bring back its ASL Institute Sept. 13, which offers sign language workshops to students and Chicagoans.According to Columbia's A...

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